• Summary
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  • Subject index

The prospect of caring for acutely ill patients has the potential to overwhelm students and newly qualified health professionals, with many reporting feelings of stress, fear and inexperience. In this context, Acute Illness Management arrives as a much needed guide to the fundamental aspects of care in the hospital setting.

This book equips students with a practical understanding of essential skills ranging from resuscitation to early intervention and to trauma care. It explains the rationale behind protocols of care highlighting the relationship between theory and practice.

Key Features: Includes tips for analyzing care decisions in a critical and effective manner; Offers reflective activities and self-assessment questions to cement learning; Provides legal and ethical considerations

Acute Illness Management is an invaluable resource for students and qualified practitioners in nursing and other health professions.

Responding to the Acutely Ill Patient
Responding to the acutely ill patient

In the previous chapters specific aspects of the care of those who are acutely ill were described. While these chapters have provided vital underpinning knowledge they are limited in linking this information to the real-life scenarios that you are likely to encounter. Most often acutely ill patients present not with an isolated airway, breathing or circulation problem, but with a problem that causes widespread disruption in the body, ...

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